Monday, January 27

Second Take: Netflix’s ‘Sex Education’ offers what many schools fail to

Netflix is providing the “Sex Education” that traditional television wouldn’t dare attempt. The adolescent dramedy dropped its second season on the streaming platform Friday. With an eight-episode run, it managed to explore a cornucopia of issues – both sexual and romantic – better than most secondary schools could ever hope to. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Sam Taylor/Netflix)


QueerCurrent speaker to explore impact of LGBTQ+, minority models on industry

Elspeth Brown examines the history of modeling with rainbow-tinted lenses. In the second lecture of the QueerCurrent speaker series hosted by the LGBTQ studies program, Brown, an associate professor of history at the University of Toronto, will trace the industry’s transformation through a queer eye Thursday. Read more...

Photo: Elspeth Brown, an associate professor of history at the University of Toronto, will discuss the diverse sexualities and races in the modeling world in the second lecture in the QueerCurrent speaker series Thursday. (Courtesy of Elspeth Brown)


Design media arts exhibit highlights artists’ interpretations of migration

“Migration” explores the personal identities and transformations of each featured artist through modern media and technology. The undergraduate art exhibit, running at the New Wight Gallery through Jan. Read more...

Photo: Running at the New Wight Gallery until Jan. 30, “Migration” is an art exhibit featuring 45 undergraduate design media arts students including Dong Hye Kim, Ruth Lee and Gustavo Tepetla. Kim said the theme of migration was selected in an effort to display diversity in the exhibit while also allowing artists artistic flexibility. (Anna Syed/Daily Bruin)


Restaurant review: Sip Matcha’s rebranding as Junbi brings comfort, options to Westwood

Sip Matcha’s loss became Westwood’s gain. When the bubble tea store Sip Matcha looked to expand, they said they were unable to copyright their name, so they set out to rebrand their company as “Junbi.” The reinvented bubble tea shop reopened Jan. Read more...

Photo: Previously known as Sip Matcha, the Westwood shop rebranded as Junbi after facing copyright difficulties. The bubble tea shop reopened Jan. 18, now featuring yellow walls and expanded seating options. (Keaton Larson/Daily Bruin)



Alumna author imbues fiction with scientific rigor, feminist principles

This post was updated Jan. 21 at 7:08 p.m. Catherine Asaro said she needs to mentally restrain herself from putting mathematical functions in her novels. The alumna, who often joins science and feminism in her work, is best known for exploring an intergalactic empire at war in her series, “Saga of the Skolian Empire.” However, she said she didn’t originally intend to write hard science fiction. Read more...

Photo: (Shruti Iyer/ Daily Bruin)


Love spells trouble for queer characters in student film about love’s trials

The title of UCLA Delta Kappa Alpha’s short film is taken to heart through a bewitching spell. Filmed in a Westwood apartment in January, “Love Hurts” follows roommates Will and Ben as they enchant a fraternity brother, Josh, using an ancient spell book, Dean Tsalickis, writer and fourth-year sociology student, said. Read more...

Photo: Directed by Kaitlyn DeShon and written by Dean Tsalickis, members of Delta Kappa Alpha, “Love Hurts” is being filmed this month in a Westwood apartment. The professional cinematic fraternity plans on submitting the five-minute short to the Campus Movie Fest. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)